Subscribe to POV 

Not coming to a megaplex near you

Olympics (6)

View All Tags
10 Year Anniversary 65_RedRoses Aboriginal Activism & Protests Ada Lovelace Day Adbusters Alternative Economics Arts and Culture Avi Lewis Be The Media Bevel Up Big Picture Blogging Blue Gold Buy Nothing Day Campaign 4 Corporate Harm Reduction Cervical Cancer Screening Program Campaign Chee Mamuk Citizens United Ruling Climate Change Contests Corporate Personhood Dating Confidential David Suzuki Distribution Downtown Eastside Dream Machine Drink Spiking Drug Policy DVD Environment Fair Trade Fair Trade DVD Distribution Federal Election Feminism Film Launch First Nations Focus Testing Freedom for Palestine G8 G20 Summit Gaza Gender Gentrification geopolitics Get Up Off The Couch! GMOs & Food Safety Graphic Design Harm Reduction health promotion Health/Health Advocacy Hello Cool Workshops Hello Cool World Hello Cool World store HIV AIDS HPV I Have Immunity ideaBOOST Insite Inter Pares Iran Iranelection Katherine Dodds LACE campaign Language and Culture Local Events and Parties Mark Achbar Marketing Media Activism Media and Democracy Day Media Democracy Day Middle East Naomi Klein nursing Occupy Movement Occupy Your Future Olympics Olympics Resistance Movement open source OpenGovWest Options for Sexual Health Pax Americana Peace and Justice Issues Picturing Transformation Nexwáyantsut Pleasure Management Podcasting Poverty and Economic Justice Projecting Change Film Festival prostitution Protest Raw Opium Reform the corporation Rights Management SACY SafeVibe Campaign Sexual Health Sexuality Rights Social Justice Social Marketing Strategy Surviving Progress Technology Teens and Dating That's So Sexy The Corporation The Corporation Film The Water Front TIFF protest Toward the Heart TPP Trouble the Water Uts'am Witness Van2010 Video Video Workshops Violence Against Women and Girls Water Waterlife WAVAW websites Women Entrepreneurs Workshops World AIDS Day World Water Day Youth
Subscribe to RSS Feed

Safe Vibe Hits The Streets!

By Katherine Dodds On March 04, 2010 | 0 Comments

Well, as the whole world knows, there was a very big party last week in Vancouver,  our humble headquarters are in the midst of it all. There's a history of problems with drink spiking and drug and alcohol faciliated sexual assault when big events like this happen. SafeVibe is a movement for everyone who wants to keep predators out of the bars and put an end to sexual assault. The more people who actively get involved (men, women, youth, everyone!), the closer we will be to making social change a reality.

 Read More... 
Katherine Dodds AKA "Kat" is the founder of Good Company Communications and HelloCoolWorld.com. Trained in renegade advertising & branding through her work with Adbusters in the '90s, Kat's early induction into the possibilities of the web-world was inspired by the term hypertext, which she immediately found comforting. She is dedicated to cause-related communication and to the development and use of tools that promote democratic processes.

Gold Medal in Sexism? HCW Does a Gender Test on Olympics 2010

By Lizzy Karp On March 02, 2010 | 0 Comments

I loved watching the Canadian women’s hockey team spill onto the ice to celebrate their gold medal win.  I almost missed the chance to see the three-time gold metal champions because the coverage of the men’s semi-final round dominated the headlines. But I saw the team gracefully play their way to a gold, lead by the only female coach in Olympic hockey. This victory was only 24 hours after four Canadian women medaled in bobsled, but I couldn’t help but be reminded of the group of women ski jumpers whose frustrating journey to compete in these games has been almost forgotten. And that’s likely because, according to University of Alberta’s Pirkko Markula, women will have received only 5 percent of pre-Olympics media coverage, and will receive only 25.2 percent during the Games”.

 Read More... 
Hailing from the mountain town of Salt Lake City, Utah, Lizzy enjoys picnics, reading on a lazy Sunday morning and adventurous bike rides. After learning about books at the University of Toronto she now calls Vancouver home. She joined Hello Cool World as a member of the LACE campaign action team, and luckily for us, decided to stick around.

Protocol and Protests -- Vancouver 2010

By Nancy Bleck On February 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

One week ago the 2010 Olympic Games opened in Vancouver, HelloCoolWorld’s hometown. Our photographer and friend, Nancy Bleck, Slanay Sp’ak’wus, reflects on the Games First Nation’s focus.

Last Friday, day of the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympic games I watched while some of my First Nations friends participated, and others protested.

During the ‘official’ opening, whether they knew it or not, the world was introduced to a basic lesson in First Nations protocol, or Chiyacx, the traditional law for how to do things in a good way. Those unfamiliar with Chiyacx, may have observed only what they see as ‘dancing and costumes’, what should be understood as regalia and ceremony. What happened was actually an historical first.

 Read More... 
Nancy Bleck is an award-winning international artist working with photography, film, video, and cross-cultural collaboration. She was recently honoured with the YWCA ‘Women of Distinction' award in the category of Arts, Culture and Design, for her work on Uts'am - Witness, a project spanning 10 years.

Vancouver 2010: The Other Street Party

By Katherine Dodds On February 15, 2010 | 1 Comments

Since Hello Cool World's non-virtual office is in Vancouver we find ourselves in the midst of a pretty big street party! In the coming days, our video team will report from the streets on what is going on in our 'hood. Check out  our first video blog-cast from the Opening day "alternative" - the convergence protest the afternoon of February 12, a largely celebratory gathering of thousands of people who wanted their voice heard over the corporate-speak of the official games. Earlier in the day, more peaceful protests disrupted the route of the Olympic Flame relay.

 

 Read More... 

Ending Sexual Assault Is Everyone’s Business: An Interview with Michele Murphy, WAVAW’s SafeVibe Coordinator

By Lizzy Karp On February 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

SafeVibe is a movement for everyone who wants to keep predators out of the bars and put an end to sexual assault. A campaign by the Vancouver organization WAVAW (Women Against Violence Against Women), the SafeVibe community is made up of all genders and sexual orientations who are committed to keeping the party scene safe. Hello Cool World helped design SafeVibe and are hosting it in our "nestwork" of campaign sites. We continue to do whatever we can to help get the word out, such as this interview with SafeVibe Coordinator Michele Murphy!

HCW: Explain the evolution of the SafeVibe Campaign.

SV: The campaign really began with what women were telling us. We know in 2009 that 37% of our hospital accompaniments here at WAVAW were drug and alcohol facilitated sexual assault. This has been a consistent problem that is on the rise instead of a decline. We were seeing that drink spiking, predatory behavior and harassment in bars are a huge problem in Vancouver and the idea for the campaign started to grow.  

 Read More... 

<<First <Prev   1   2   Next>  Last>>

FEATURED PRODUCT


Support the Campaign #4Eva
USA | Canada

FOLLOW US ON

Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Check our YouTube Channel Check our Vimeo Channel

©Copyright 2006 - 2017 Good Company Communications Inc · Contact Us · Privacy Policy